Children, Youth and Families

Sunday School leaders: Hayley Henderson and Micia Kanstrup

Hayley and Micia are longtime volunteers and members of the First Met congregation. We are pleased to have them provide Sunday School leadership and coordination.


Vision Statement

Mission: to teach and nourish God’s transformative love in an inclusive spiritual community.


1/ to share stories of Jesus and the Bible to enable children/youth to develop a spiritual framework for life

2/ to involve and encourage all in worship, outreach, and community engagement

3/ to give and teach tools to our children and youth, core beliefs, and practices of the United Church 

Sept. 22: And…… we’re off and running! What a great party to start our Sunday School year! Thanks to everyone who came to eat, play, help and visit last Sunday. We have an amazing church community, and it’s growing!

All Sunday school leaders, helpers and supporters please join us for a quick planning meeting at 12:30 today in room 113 – lunch provided and children welcome.

In Sunday school today we’re starting out strong, learning how to hear God’s voice during stormy times.
Today: Psalm 29

"The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace." NIV
Family talk: How does God keep us safe during storms, and in the stormy times of our lives?

Sunday School Family Newsletter Aug. 14

We offer a wide range of youth-focused worship events, Sunday School classes, youth groups and programs for children and parents, youth and young adults, including leadership development opportunities.

Children and youth are involved in our services every Sunday but play a special role on some special Sundays during the year.

  • Rally Sunday: Sunday School starts the second Sunday of September
  • Children's Sunday: closest Sunday to November 20, the UN Children's Day
  • White Gift Sunday: the first or second Sunday in December
  • Christmas Eve Family Service: December 24 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Lenten Project Dedication Sunday: one week after Easter
  • Great Parade: the first Sunday in June
Children and youth are also involved in special Sundays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, Christian Family Sunday (Mother's Day).
See what's going on with CYYAF Activities.